EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles on Monday announced his intention to seek re-election in the consolidated municipal elections to be held on April 4.
“During my first term as Edwardsville Township supervisor, I set forth an aggressive agenda for the township and I am proud to say we have completed many significant improvements for the township and its facilities,” he said. “As this term concludes, however, I want to continue to move the community forward. Re-election as township supervisor will give me the opportunity to continue this important work.”
Miles, a Democrat who is running nonpartisan in the township election, was the appointed director of Madison County Community Development until earlier this month when he was not reappointed to the post upon the election of new Madison County Chairman Kurt Prenzler, a Republican.
Miles was first elected supervisor in 2013. He lives in Glen Carbon with his wife Amy and son Andrew.
He said he reduced his salary by 50 percent after coming into office and refused pension and benefits available for the position. He and the Township Board also reduced the salaries of the township clerk, the highway commissioner, and trustees. Miles said the township budget has been reduced during the last four years.
He also noted recent and planned improvements at the Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community Park; the consolidated of positions to create a community outreach coordinator to help vulnerable citizens; partnerships with the Glen–Ed Ministerial Alliance and the Main Street Community Center; and the establishment of the Social Service Safety Net, a collaborative effort of social service agencies serving residents of Community District 7, among other accomplishments.
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